Infectious Diseases

Infectious Diseases


Medical News

Pediatrics Group Recommends Against Use of Nasal Spray Flu Vaccine for 2016-17 Free

The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that clinicians not administer the quadrivalent live attenuated influenza vaccine during the coming flu season given the vaccine's poor performance in recent years.

Drug Watch / Vaccine Watch

New Boxed Warnings for Fluoroquinolones

Boxed warnings for fluoroquinolones now warn of disabling side effects and recommend restricting use.

HIV and ID Observations Blog

Back to School: Questions from “ID in Primary Care” — Shared and Answered! Free

How do I choose between the multiple flu vaccines available? Do we really need to get a chest x-ray on a young patient with suspected pneumonia? Dr. Paul Sax fields questions from the annual postgraduate infectious diseases course.

Guideline Watch

New Guidelines for the Diagnosis and Management of Aspergillosis

An update from 2008 guidelines

New Guideline for Prevention and Management of Acute Diarrhea

Recommendations include those on preventing traveler's diarrhea, which patients often ask about.

Discontinuation of Airborne Infection Isolation for Tuberculosis

Two American public health societies provide recommendations on the use of nucleic acid amplification testing (NAAT) to assess patients for pulmonary tuberculosis.